Key facts to know about RRSPs

By Staff | February 8, 2017 | Last updated on February 8, 2017
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The RRSP turns 60 this year, and it’s a favourite tool for many investors. But not everyone takes advantage of the RRSP’s benefits: as of 2014, roughly 24 million Canadians have combined RRSP room of more than $951 billion. That’s approximately $39,628 of unused room for every tax filer. And, Statistics Canada says that among people aged 25 to 54 the number of annual RRSP contributors fell 16% between 2000 and 2013.

If Canadians en masse maximized their RRSPs, this could generate a combined tax savings of $336 billion, or approximately $14,000 per Canadian.

If you or someone you love has RRSP room, make sure they understand what they’re missing out on. Read and share these articles for help:


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